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updated: 2/28/2014 6:26 PM

City champion Curie forfeits games

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Associated Press

Chicago Curie Metropolitan High School's basketball team has forfeited this year's games because several players were academically ineligible to compete.

The school district announced Friday seven players on Curie's 24-1 varsity team were ineligible from the start of the 2013-14 season. Student athletes in the district must maintain a 2.0 grade average to participate in sports.

In addition to regular season games, Curie will also forfeit this year's Chicago high school championship, earned with a win over Whitney Young High School. The title will remain vacant. However, the team can compete for a state championship.

CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says Curie's head coach, Michael Oliver, has been suspended.

Byrd-Bennett says it's the responsibility of adults to teach students right from wrong, and "unfortunately, the adults let these student athletes down."

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